We just received the first snowfall of the season. While it was not a lot of snow that fell, it was beautiful. Liz and I like to walk our dogs every day in the hills. As we were driving to our favorite spot for walking the dogs, we could not help but notice and appreciate how beautiful the Black Hills of South Dakota are with the snow. The clouds were hanging low so that you could see the tops of some of the hills, yet the middle was hidden. At the same time the sun was just starting to rise and with the crisp air, it allowed all the colors to be accentuated. While it was chilly this morning, the beauty made the experience well worth it. This is one reason I appreciate where I live.